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Nile - Serpent Headed Mask tab

Band: Nile
Album: Amongst The Catacombs of Nephren-Ka
Song: Serpent Headed Mask



Code:
. - palm mute           / - slide up to
\ - slide down to       x – Staccato
h - hammer on           p - pull off
, - slight palm mute    () - ghost note, sustained note
" - tremolo note        <> - Trill
L – left channel only   R – right channel only
* - see comment

Suffixes for bend
f - full bend       h - half bend
q - quarter bend    t - tap bend
^ - Hold bend       r - release bend
~ - vibrato bend

Suffixes for harmonic
ph - pinched harmonic   n – natural/artificial harmonic

Tuning A E A D F# B

No guarantees with this tab, if any errors are spotted, contact me at the
above address – good luck with deciphering this tab, perhaps you’ll need
additional help even with the time markers.

Intro (0:00)
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------7"-----6"----------------7"----------6"----------7"8"7"------6"-----|
|-7"6"5"---8"7"--8"7"6"----7"6"5"--8"7"5"7"8"--8"7"5"----------7"8"7"--8"7"-|
|----------------------6"5"--------------------------6"5"-------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

----------------------------|
----------------------------|
----------------------------|
-5"-------------------------|
---6"-0---------------------|
------0---------------------|

Riff 1 (0:13)
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------4"-3"------4"------------------------------------5-4-----7h8p7-|
|-5"--6"--5"--------6"-------6"--5"h6p5-3--4-1-0-3-4-3-1-0-1-0-----6-5-------|
|------------------------------------------4-1-0-3-4-3-1-0-1-0---------------|
                                           . . . . . . . . . .     .
-----------------------------------|
---------------7h8p7---------------|
-6h7p6---7h8p7-------8-7-----------|
-------8---------------------------|
----------------------------4------|
--------------------------0----0---|
       .                  .

Riff 2 (0:24)
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------10"--|
|-----------------------------------------------12"-13"------|
|-------------------------------------------10"--------------|
|----------------------------------------8"------------------|
|-7"--10"--7"--10"--7"--10"--7"--10"--7"---------------------|

Riff 3 (0:28)
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|-3-6-5-4-3-7-0-3-0-1-5-4-1-5-4-3-0-4-3-1-0-4-3-6-4-3-0--|
|-3-6-5-4-3-7-0-3-0-1-5-4-1-5-4-3-0-4-3-1-0-4-3-6-4-3-0--|
  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Riff 4 (0:31)
                                         [x4]
|------------------|-------------------------|
|------------------|-------------------------|
|------------------|-8p7p5-8p7-7-------------|
|-------------7"---|-------------7p5p4-6p5p3-|
|-------5"-8"------|-------------------------|
|-0"-7"----------0-|-------------------------|

Riff 5 (0:37)
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------6<7--5"-h6"-p5"---------------------------5-5-5-5---------------------|
|----------------------8-8-8-8-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-8-----------------------------|
|-5------------------------------------------------------6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|
|----0-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
     .                 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------8"-h9"-p8"---------------------------8-8-8-8---------------------|
|----------------------101010109-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-10----------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                       . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

----------|
----------|
----------|
-------5--| gtr 1
-6-6-6----|
----------|
 . . .
----------|
----------|
-------7--|
-8-8-8----| gtr 2
----------|
----------|
 . . .

Riff 6 (0:44)
I
|------------------------------------8<12----------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------8h11p8-------------------|
|-------------------8p7----------------------------------------------|
|-------------5"-8"-------------5"-----------------------------------| gtr 1
|-6"-------6"-----------5-----------------------------0-----6-----6--|
|----0"-3"----------------0"-3"----0------0--------0--0--0--7--0-----|
                                   .      .        .     .
|------------------------------------8<12----------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------8h11p8-------------------|
|-------------------8p7---------7"-----------------------------------|
|-------------5"-8"--------------------------------------------------| gtr 2
|-6"-------6"-----------5-----------------------------0-----6-----6--|
|----0"-3"----------------0"-3"----0------0--------0--0--0--7--0-----|
                                   .      .        .     .


II (bracket indicates guitar 2)
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------8p7------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------5"-8"----------------------------------------------------------|
|-6"-------6"-----------5-----4"------4"----4"hb5r4-----4"------4"----5"-----|
|----0"-3"----------------0"-----0"------0"---------0"-----0"------0"----0"--|

----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------------------(6")---------|
-7"--6"---------(6")-----------------------(6")-----------------7"-7"-6"----|
---------8"------3"-------------------------3"---------------------------8"-|
--------------------------4"----4"hb5r4-------------4"----5"----------------|
-------------0"------0"------0"---------0"-----0"------0"----0"-------------|

Egyptian music (1:09)

Riff 7 (1:19)
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-5---4---5---6--6--6--6---7---6--6--6--6--5--4---6--6--6--6---6--6--6--6--5-|
|-5---4---5---6--6--6--6---7---6--6--6--6--5--4---6--6--6--6---6--6--6--6--5-|
              .     .          .     .            .     .      .     .
--------|
--------|
--------|
--------|
--4--5--|
--4--5--|

Riff 8a (1:31) play twice, harmonise in perfect fifths on second time
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------5"--7"---8"p7"--hb8r7-h8"p7"---5"h7-5"-------------|
|---------5"------5"--6"-----------------------------------------6"-5"-------|
|-5"--6"------6"-------------------------------------------------------6"-5"-|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

------------|
------------|
------------|
------------|
------------|
---1"-0"----|

Riff 8b (1:51) harmonise in perfect fifths
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------5"--7"---8"p7"--hb8r7-h8"p7"---5"h7-5"----------|
|---------5"------5"--6"-----------------------------------------6"-5"----|
|-5"--6"------6"-------------------------------------------------------6"-|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Riff 9 (1:57)
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-7-------8-9-8----------8-9-8--------------3-4-6-------|
|---8-7-8-------8-7--7-8-------8-5-6-6--5-6-------6-5-5-|
|-------------------------------------------------------| gtr 1
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
  . . . . . . . .    . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . .
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-6-------7-8-7----------7-8-7--------------4-5-7-------|
|---8-7-8-------8-7--6-7-------8-5-6-6--5-6-------6-5-5-| gtr 2
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
  . . . . . . . .    . . . . . . . .    . . . . . . .

Riff 10 (2:01)
|-------------------8p7-7----|
|-----8-9-8---8h9---------9--|
|-6-7-------7-----7----------|
|----------------------------| gtr 1
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|
  . . . . . .     .
|----------------------------|
|-------------------8p7-7----|
|-----7-8-7---7h8---------8--|
|-6-7-------7-----0----------| gtr 2
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|
  . . . . . .     .

Riff 9 x 1 (2:03)

Riff 11 (2:07)
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----8-9-8---------------------------------------------------6h7p6----|
|-6-7-------7-----------------------------------6h7p6---7h8p7-------8--|
|-------------------------------4h5p4-----7h8p7-------8----------------| gtr 1
|-------------------------------------6-8------------------------------|
|-------------3-2-1-0-3-2-1-0-3----------------------------------------|
  . . . . . .                         . .             .             .
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------6h7p6----|
|-----7-8-7-------------------------------------6h7p6---7h8p7-------8--|
|-6-7-------7-------------------4h5p4-----7h8p7-------8----------------| gtr 2
|-------------------------------------6-8------------------------------|
|-------------3-2-1-0-3-2-1-0-3----------------------------------------|
  . . . . . .                         . .             .             .
--------------|
--------------|
-7~-----------|
--------------| gtr 1
-------4"-----|
-----0-----0--|

--------------|
--------------|
-7~-----------|
--------------| gtr 2
-------4"-----|
-----0-----0--|

End.
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